Who should I hire to install solar panels on my roof?

Who should I hire to install solar panels on my roof?

"What we saw early on in the solar boom is that most guys were not waterproofing the systems properly, and I believe it's going to be a bigger issue as time goes on." - Trevor Leeds, Chandler's Roofing

If you're thinking about adding solar panels to your roof, make sure you do your homework before making a hire. Having a company without roofing experience do the job could result in thousands of dollars of damage.

On our latest episode of Chat with the Experts, we talked with Trevor Leeds of Chandler's Roofing in Los Angeles about how to add solar panels to your roof and why you need a qualified roofer present to do the job. Leeds also debunks many common myths about solar energy and explains why it could be a good investment.

In this episode, Leeds also talks about choosing between different roofing materials, the importance of an annual chimney inspection, and much more. Listen in!

You can download the podcast here.

Additional Resources:

Angie's List guide to solar panels

3 steps for proactive roof maintenance

8 tips for finding the best solar panel installer

About this Experts Contributor: Trevor Leeds is the president of Chandler's Roofingproviding roofing services in San Pedro, Calif. Originally established in 1942, Chandler's Roofing has earned industry awards such as 2011 Roofing Contractor of the Year from Roofing Contractor Magazine, consecutive Angie's List Super Service Awards from 2010 to 2013, and Master Elite Roofing status with GAF, America's largest roofing product manufacturer. Follow this contributor on Twitter @ChandlersRoof or Google+.

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